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EPA to detail new Clean Air Act rules' impact on TN at August forum

In June of this year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed new guidelines regulating emissions from existing power plants under the Clean Air Act.

The public can learn how these new regulations could affect Tennessee and the Southeast at the EPA Clean Power Plan forum, presented by the Howard Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy at the University of Tennessee 1-5 p.m. August 26.

UPDATE: The forum is full on physical attendees, but organizers will make recordings available at

The EPA is expected to issue the final guidelines in June 2015 and states will need a compliance plan within a year.

Representatives from EPA, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Valley Authority and other  local and regional organizations will address questions on the guidelines and discuss possible approaches to compliance.

Topics include:

An overview of the EPA Clean Power Plan/Clean Air Act Section 111(d)

The diversity of power generation within the southeast and compliance approaches

Industry/advocate panel - Impacted industries, industrial ratepayers, technologies and advocates

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